Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

22 February 2009

After Dave had built a rudimentary telescope from a pair of magnifying lenses, we asked Dr Carolin Crawford for her...

22 February 2009

We're celebrating the International Year of Astronomy - 400 years since Galileo first made his astronomical...

02 February 2009

New evidence from an old cave could cast light on how our ancestors lived 2 million years ago, as Meera Senthilingam...

14 December 2008

Understanding the origins of HIV will not only help us to find ways to treat the disease itself, but can also help us...

30 November 2008

We were proud to receive the Best Radio Show Award at this year's Global Media Awards - Jennie Wetter explains...

30 November 2008

As part of a trip to the Naked Cafe on Solana Beach, we met Hans Paar to discuss the birth of the universe...

30 November 2008

In a box hidden in a corner of the lab belonging to the late Stanley Miller was an experiment which could explain the...

16 November 2008

Find out the fate of the Nazca Line creators.

16 November 2008

Analysis of DNA and early remains can reveal the hunting techniques of our ancestors.

16 November 2008

Can the bodies buried at stonehenge reveal what happened there?

09 November 2008

We were joined by Professor Adrian Newland, president of the Royal College of Pathologists, who explained what the role...

09 November 2008

In place of this week's Kitchen Science experiment, Ben attended a National Pathology Week event run by the Royal...

12 October 2008

Our very own Kat Arney treats us to a sneak preview of the new album, 'In the City of Dreadful Night',...

14 September 2008

This year's BA festival was held in Liverpool - the European City of Culture. Lord Robert Winston explains why a...

17 August 2008

Superheroes of Science is an experimental concept album, where each track is based on the life and work of a different...

17 August 2008

What is imagination, and what's it for? We find out how imagination lets us learn from mistakes we've never...

17 August 2008

It's easy to dismiss bigfoot hunters as crackpots, inhabiting the 'lunatic fringe' of science - but,...

17 August 2008

Carl Djerassi was one of the team behind the contraceptive pill developed in 1951, but now, he's critically...

13 July 2008

We’ve seen the news stories in previous Olympic tournaments where athletes have been caught using performance enhancing...

13 July 2008

How are sport officials cracking down on athletes using the wide range of drugs available to boost their performance,...

08 June 2008

Most of us have heard the tales of ancient Greece and the majority of the time we just think of these tales as another...

13 April 2008

Here's a question: The universe is a big place and if you only have a small number of telescopes with which to...

16 March 2008

The Cambridge Science Festival lasts just two weeks, with a lot of the action compressed into a very busy weekend, but...

16 March 2008

Is there really any science in Dr Who? What does Spiderman have to do with a gecko? And how are skateboarders...